COLLEGE BASEBALL: Bears split Saturday DH; drop series to Mount Vernon

PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville took a 6-5 decision over Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) University on Saturday to earn a doubleheader split with the Cougars at Johnnie LeMaster Field.

Tyler Menrath delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Royce Brittentime and Pastor Sanchez with the tying and go-ahead runs as the Bears moved to 5-9.

Sanchez had tripled and single while Kase Mattingly singled in one run and scored.

Jorden Davey was the winning pitcher in relief. Kevin Justice worked a scoreless seventh.

UPIKE will next host Milligan College in a midweek doubleheader. First pitch on Wednesday is set for noon.

At Pikeville

(Game 2)


MV (2-1)…..001  001  030 – 5-8-2

UP (5-9)……300  010  020 – 6-7-2


WP – Jorden Davy

LP – Adam Goodpaster

Hitting: Tyler Menrath 2b, 2r, 2 RBI; Pastor Sanchez 3b, 1b, 1r; Kase Mattingly 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Noah Helton 1b, 1r, UPIKE.

Mount Vernon……8


PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville saw a two-run lead slip away in the middle innings as Mount Vernon earned an 8-6 win in the first game of a doubleheader played on Saturday.

Eduardo Bell had a two-run single and Dillon O’Grady added three hits, including a double, scored and drove in one run. Demarco Miller had an RBI single while Tyler Menrath, Noah Helton and Kase Mattingly all singled and scored

Peyton Dove took the loss.

At Pikeville

(Game 1)


MV (2-0)….012  400  1 – 8-11-0

UP (4-9)…..302  000  1 – 6-  9-1


WP – Jake Glover

LP – Peyton Dove

Hitting: Dillon O’Grady 2b, 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Eduardo Bello 1b, 2 RBI; Demarco Miller 1b, 1 RBI; Tyler Menrath 1b, 1r; Noah Helton 1b, 1r; Kase Mattingly 1b, 1r; Roy’ce Brittentime 2r, UPIKE.

Mount Vernon……9


PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville took an early lead before Mount Vernon (Ohio) stormed back to upend the Bears, 9-3, in the series opener played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on Friday.

Dillon O’Grady and John McKenzie each singled and drove in one run while Noah Helton doubled and scored. Ronaldo Tijero had a pair of hits, including  double.

Brady Cappe suffered the loss.

At Pikeville


MV (1-0)……000  401  022 – 9-10-1

UP (4-8)…….011  000  001 – 3-  9-3


WP – Trenton Wood

LP – Brady Cappe

Hitting: Noah Helton 2b, 1r; Dillon O’Grady 1b, 1 RBI; John McKenzie 1b, 1 RBI; Ronaldo Tijero 2b, 1b, UPIKE.